This is known as the entertainment hub in the central area of Singapore. A well-known tourist attraction to many, this runs a 2.2-kilometre long boulevard. Still part of the Urban Development Authority’s planning area; it is bordered by Tanglin in the West and Newton in the East. It was named the Orchard due to its former landscape of nutmeg plantations, fruit orchards and pepper farms that swarm the area in the 1830s. The commercial boom in the area started in the 1900s that eventually became the center for its entertainment and shopping hub.
By its size, it measures 1 sq km with an approximated 1,600 people living in the area. It has three sub-zones: Boulevard, Somerset, Tanglin.
The Orchard is a small place to get around to. It is no longer allowed to cross the central Scotts intersection so the easiest option is going through the Wisma Atria and going to the east by the Ngee Ann City and to the north through the CK Tang and Mariott. You can see the Shaw House as a landmark in the west part of Orchard.